Large Hellenistic Gold Shell Pendant, 3rd – 1st century BC


Description:   Although a most dramatic piece, this large shell form pendant of high karat gold, is surprisingly lightweight and easy to wear.   Made by joining two gold sheets this  pendant easily hangs from a double suspension loop at the top.  
Condition:    Despite some minor scattered dents, intact and in excellent condition overall with no chips or breaks.
Dimensions: Length: 1 3/4 inches 
Provenance Private NC. collection, acquired from Alan Oikonomedes collection, Chicago, 1980s.